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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

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Address: Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Excellent Scenic view of the golden gat and Alcatraz. Getting there however may be limited for tourist unless you take the hop on hop off solution. Problem with hop on and off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Excellent Scenic view of the golden gat and Alcatraz. Getting there however may be limited for tourist unless you take the hop on hop off solution. Problem with hop on and off services is the frequenzy of service between buses and therefore will be a bad choice during winter periods.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I wanted to give it 5 stars, but really there are a few places that are the opposite of scenic that you have to battle your way through. But fear not, the reward is well worth it! You get the best of the best, from the GG bridge and the ocean, to the Palace of Fine Arts, lots of the... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Following this turn by turn proves to be difficult and many of the signs are easily missed. We used this as a guide to hit the highlights in the most efficient route. It serves that purpose great. Many areas are best to park and walk. Recommend this map to plan your SF visits.

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Monterey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We spent a nearly a month on the west coast and done the 49 mile drive. It was fantastic experience. Visietd places during this time we never knew existed. Highly recommend to do it and make sure you do research upfront where to stop and what to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This part of California is stunning and I haven't see a lot of California yet. Looks beautiful if the weather is good or bad!

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were only in San Francisco for a couple of days and didn't really know much about the city. We had a car and stumbled across the Scenic Drive on a free visitor map. It is signposted on some roads but these are few and far between, and you would probably get lost pretty quick if you just tried to... More 

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Do yourself a favor and take this drive. So pretty and great view of the bridge from different angles.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We kept missing the signs. In the end we were more focussed on folowing the route than the scenery. You need good navigation througout the whole route or it's bettter to do a tour like Hop on Hop off.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

49-mile drive – is only the suggested distance. You can see as much as you want or as little as you want. It is a great way to see San Francisco. Some of the must sees on the route; Golden Gate Bridge, Cliff House/Sutro Baths, Ocean Beach, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park and China town. These are not the only... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always fun to drive in this great city. Monday to Fridays best.....Werkend traffic is a chore Best times from 9 AM to 3 PM not much traffic In Summertime fun to drive also from 6:30 P.M. still bright out with less traffic. Should check out Marin Headlands and Sausalito closeby

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